Infectious Diseases - Vaccines


Faculty Member


Research Interests

ahmed aly
Ahmed Aly

Tropical Medicine

  • Biology of malaria parasite mosquito stages and mammalian liver stages

geetha bansal
Geetha Bansal

Tropical Medicine

  • Vaccine immunology
  • Vaccine design
  • Infectious disease research
  • Antibody based prevention and treatment research

Elizabeth Didier

Tropical Medicine

  • Non-human primate models to study immunology and pathogenesis of microsporidiosis

Nirbhay Kumar

Tropical Medicine

  • Immunobiology of malaria transmission
  • Transmission blocking faccine
  • Immune memory in malaria
  • Recombination mechanisms in Plasmodium
  • Helminth-Plasmodioum co-infections
  • Animal models for human malaria vaccines
  • Parasite-vector interactions

Preston Marx

Tropical Medicine

  • Simian models for AIDS pathogenesis
  • HIV vaccines
  • Strategies for preventing HIV transmission to women



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